1. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  2. Pepsi Plans New Britney Ad For Bowl

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST While she won't be performing this year, Britney Spears will be seen by fans worldwide during Sunday's (Feb. 2) Super Bowl XXXVI broadcast. Pepsi plans to unveil a new 90-second commercial starring th While she won't be performing this year, Britney Spears will be seen by fans…

  3. Poll: Performers Make Bowl Game More Super

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Placing such international superstar acts as U2, Paul McCartney, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige and others on stage during pre-game and halftime events is a big draw to many football fans planning to wat Placing such international superstar acts as U2, Paul McCartney, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Willie Nelson, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the late George Harrison. ON THE CHART AGAIN: By debuting at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 with "The Great Divide" (Lost Highway), Willie Nelson has his highest-charting album since 1983,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  6. Crow, Kelly Spice Up Weekend NFL Action

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST As football fans tune into this weekend's conference championship games, they will be entertained not only by the gridiron action, but by some top-shelf music artists. A halftime performance by Sheryl As football fans tune into this weekend's conference championship games, they will…

  7. Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under which the pair will sign and produce artists for their own Star Trak Entertainment imprint as well as Arista Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under…

  8. Nelly Furtado Bolsters Tour Itinerary

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The trek begins Jan. 28 in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to wrap April 18 in Toronto. Furtado will Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The…

  9. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  10. Blige Bolsters 'Drama' With New Songs, Remixes

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige has set a Jan. 29 release date for an expanded edition of her hit MCA album "No More Drama." The set will featue new cover art, the new songs "He Think I Don't Know" and "Rainy Dayz" fea Mary J. Blige has set a Jan. 29 release date for an…

  11. Super Bowl To Explode With Music

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical entertainment, and plenty of it will be televised during the Fox network's extensive coverage of the game and the pre-game ci The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical…

  12. 311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international…

  13. Paul McCartney To Lead Super Bowl Tribute

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit of everyday heroes" during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI, set for Feb. 3 at the New Orleans Superdome. When contact Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit…

  14. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  15. No Distractions

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. For…

  16. Unplugged

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Live music and rap aren't often mentioned in the same breath. Live music and rap aren't often mentioned in the same breath. While groups like the Roots and Black Eyed Peas have long been known for using live instrumentation, few mainstream rappers experiment with live bands. That&…

  17. Dylan, Diamond, Dixie Chicks Set For RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn) to classic rock (Bob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon), R&B (Destiny's Child, Brian McKnight, Mary J. Blige), More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks &…

  18. Blige Gears Up For World Tour, Super Bowl Duet

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in support of her latest MCA album, "No More Drama." North American dates begin Feb. 5 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and run through R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Nickelback, and the songs with the most weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. A CHART ODYSSEY: The year 2001 is history, but this week's Billboard Hot 100 is still made up mostly of songs that peaked last year, including the No. 1 song, "How You Remind Me…

  20. Update: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Arrested

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Wednesday (Jan. 2) in Tampa, Fla., on suspicion of refusing to follow police officers' orders to leave a nightclub after a fight broke out. The youngest Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Wednesday (Jan. 2) in Tampa, Fla., on…

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